Pro poker player Al Krux arrested in Fayetteville drug bust

Al Krux

DeWitt Police arrested a father and son following a month-long investigation.

Several Central New York police agencies were at the Fayetteville home of a well known professional poker player Tuesday evening. At least three Dewitt police cars were joined by the New York State Police outside the home of Al Krux.

Police say they acted on tips from residents in the DeWittshire neighborhood who were concerned about suspicious activity at 117 Ambergate Rd.

Dewitt Police Chief Eugene Conway tells CNYCentral the police were there as part of a drug investigation that includes more than one location.

The investigation led to two search warrant execution Tuesday evening, said police.

Chief Conway said investigators have been working on the case for some time and been tracking the people involved. He would not comment about what happened this afternoon that led to the police activity at the home of Krux at 401 Salt Springs Road in Fayetteville at the corner of Redfield.

Police recovered a total of 40 pounds of marijuana, a quantity of controlled substances including heroin, and approximately $5,000 in cash from 401 Salt Springs Road. Police also searched 117 Ambergate Road in Dewitt and uncovered 90 marijuana plants.

Police say they stopped Adam Krux in his vehicle and found 15 pounds of marijuana. They also stopped Albert Krux in his vehicle and found 25 pounds.

Police say they arrested and charged Adam Krux, 32, and his father, Albert Krux, with criminal possession of marijuana.

Both subjects were arraigned by the Honorable Judge Gideon and remanded the Justice Center on $20,000 cash or bond.

The investigation continues.